Thin Porcelain Shells
Cosmetic dental veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures used to enhance the appearance of teeth. Erbsville Dental offers this type of cosmetic dentistry. These thin porcelain shells are custom-made to fit over the front of the teeth, giving them a natural-looking appearance. Here’s what you need to know about dental veneers, including the procedure to install them, reasons for getting them, and how to maintain them.
Procedure to Install
The process of installing dental veneers usually requires two or three visits to the dentist. The first visit involves the preparation of the teeth, taking measurements and creating the veneers. During this visit, the dentist removes a thin layer of enamel from the front of the teeth to make space for the veneers, takes impressions of the prepared teeth, and sends them to a dental laboratory for fabrication.
Once the veneers are ready, the dentist will place them over the teeth to check the fit and appearance. If adjustments are necessary, the dentist may trim or shape the veneers until they meet the desired look. Once the fit and appearance are perfect, the dentist will bond the veneers to the teeth using dental cement and a curing light.
Reasons for Cosmetic Dentistry
There are several reasons why people choose to get veneers:
- Discolored or Stained Teeth: People with discolored or stained teeth that cannot be whitened through teeth-whitening treatments often get veneers to improve the appearance of their teeth.
- Crooked or Misshapen Teeth: Veneers can correct the shape and position of teeth that are crooked, misshapen, or have gaps between them.
- Chipped or Damaged Teeth: Teeth that are chipped or damaged due to injury or decay can be restored with veneers.
- Aesthetic Purposes: Many people want to improve the appearance of their smile and overall facial appearance, which can be achieved with dental veneers.
Maintaining Dental Veneers
Proper care and maintenance are essential to keep dental veneers in good condition. Here are some tips to maintain veneers:
- Regular Brushing and Flossing: Brushing and flossing are key to maintaining good oral hygiene and keeping veneers clean.
- Avoid Teeth-Staining Foods and Drinks: Veneers are not immune to staining, so it is best to avoid red wine, coffee, tea, and other foods and drinks that can stain teeth.
- Wear a Mouthguard: If you play sports, it is essential to wear a mouthguard to protect your veneers from damage.
- Regular Dental Checkups: Regular dental checkups will help you keep your veneers and teeth in good condition. Your dentist will be able to identify any issues early on and make recommendations for care.
Ask Dr. Mathews (Waterloo Dentist)
In summary, dental veneers are a great option for people who want to improve the appearance of their teeth. The installation process is straightforward, they can help with multiple issues, and they are easy to maintain with simple care tips from Erbsville Dental. If you are considering dental veneers, talk to your dentist (Dr. Stephen Mathews) to determine if they are right for you.